C4iSR: Joint & Common Equipment

US Naval Research Lab developing unique malware detection

25 June 2019

The US Navy's Center for High Assurance Computer Systems (CHACS) is developing new technologies for detecting malware, the organisation has told Jane's .

CHACS is a branch of the Information Technology (IT) Division within the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). Cyber touches upon a range of areas within NRL, and CHACS is the organisation's specialist arm in the rapidly developing domain. It divides its work across a number of different sections, from communications security to software engineering.

Joseph Mathews, section head for the centre's network security research, told Jane's that malware detection work is being pursued through a project called MalSee, which is being carried out in partnership with academic and industry partners, along with the Office of Naval Research (ONR).

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